Brinn Waibel Sterling, 10, a student at St. Mary´s School in Boise, is one of the 15 winners of the children's drawing contest “Éste es mi México” ("This is My Mexico"). Brinn's drawing depicts of the Battle of Puebla, a decisive victory of the Mexican army over the French on May 5, 1862. (Yes, that's why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo.) It was chosen out of 4,000 drawings from 7 to 11 year olds around the globe.
Brinn is the first Idahoan to win this award, said Sebastián Galván Duque, press attache for the Mexican Consulate in Boise.
The drawing will be part of an exhibition that will travel the U.S. several other countries, beginning at the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York. It will come to Boise, but the date is not yet set.
The Consul of Mexico in Boise, Ricardo Pineda, will present Brinn with her prize of computer equipment with design software ($1,500 value) on May 23 at St. Mary's School.